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In a SharePoint Designer workflow, it is a common task to set a field from a lookup or variable.  Setting a hyperlink field is a little tricky because in one assignment you must set the url and the description values.  This is done by setting the value as {URL}, {Description} without the {}.  Note the…

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        Joel Oleson recently posted his top 10 enhancements coming with SQL 2012.  This is a fantastic read, summarizing some key points that are going to make a big impact on your SharePoint architecture and administration.  There has been a lot of talk about Denali’s “Self Service” BI capabilities but seeing features like…

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The big buzz, or should I say marketing push, this year is surrounding SharePoint Online – Microsoft’s SharePoint in the cloud offering.  We are just beginning to explore the potential pros and cons of moving our infrastructure to this environment.  In this case we are considering the SharePoint Online – Standard offering, which offers a…

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Issue: Your crawl component stops responding and the content source is is stuck on a crawling, starting, or stopping status.  You may try a multitude of solutions and eventually attempt to delete and recreate the service application.  Upon creation of the search service application and opening it you are greeted by this message. Resolution:  This…

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By default the Title  of a SharePoint Team Site does not show the site inheritance (e.g. Root Site->Parent Site->Current Site will only show Current Site). To show this inheritance, replace: <SharePoint:SPLinkButton runat=”server” NavigateUrl=”~site/” id=”onetidProjectPropertyTitle”><SharePoint:ProjectProperty Property=”Title” runat=”server” /></SharePoint:SPLinkButton> With <asp:SiteMapPath       runat=”server”       SiteMapProviders=”SPSiteMapProvider,SPXmlContentMapProvider”       RenderCurrentNodeAsLink=”false”       NodeStyle-CssClass=”breadcrumbNode”…

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It appears that if you are running 64 bit Microsoft Office then you are unable to use the 32 bit Active X controls that allow the File Upload functionality. Go into your control panel->uninstall programs, select Microsoft Office 2010 and click Change. Go to Office Tools and from the dropdown choose Run All From Hard…

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Scenario: You are working in a site collection where the root site was instantiated from a web template.  You have then created subsites which you wish to save as a web template.  Upon doing so, you receive an error. Issue: Error exporting the list named “Announcements” at the URL: Lists/Announcements If you rename the list…

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Add/remove sharepoint group using power shell Content from http://vimleshtiwari.blogspot.com/2011/01/addremove-sharepoint-group-using-power.html #Add a sharepoint group using power shell#Create a sharepoint custom permission using Power shell$web = get-SPWeb “http://sitecollectionName” $member = $web.AllUsers[“domain\username”] $CustomPermission =”Permission Name” $CustomRoleRoledef = New-Object “Microsoft.SharePoint.SPRoleDefinition” $CustomRoleRoledef.Name = “$CustomPermission” $CustomRoleRoledef.Description = “Custom permission level for Site Owners” $CustomRoleRoledef.BasePermissions = “CancelCheckout,AddListItems,EditListItems,DeleteListItems,ViewListItems,OpenItems,ViewVersions, DeleteVersions,CreateAlerts,ViewFormPages,ViewUsageData,ViewPages,BrowseUserInfo,ManageAlerts, UseRemoteAPIs,UseClientIntegration,Open” $web.RoleDefinitions.Add($CustomRoleRoledef) $web.Update() # Create…

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So you have setup your Metadata Service Application (including the content type hub url), you configured the proxy (making sure to check the consume content type checkbox), and you have published your content types!  So everything is working right?  Wrong. What site did you use as the site collection root?  If custom, what was the…

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Detail:  Following databases have large amounts of space allocated on the disk but not in use. This may be due to recent deletion of data form the database, or because the database has been pre-grown to a larger size. This database will take up a larger amount of space on the file system unless it…

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